Saturday, May 05, 2007

My 100th post!




Yeah! Cue the balloons and the streamers - it's my 100th post! It took about seven months to get here.


In keeping with the knitting them of the blog, I'll take it back to the roots - to the sheep and the llamas from which many good things come.


The 5yo an I recently snuck away for a local sheep shearing festival. We've been reading "The Rowdy Rooster" about a rooster who wakes everyone up early because he sleeps in an uncomfortable bed. Farmer Maude and Farmer Claude decided to shear all the animals for material to make a more comfortable bed. So my little one was really excited to see it done live. She stayed watching far longer than I would have expected her attention span to allow.


Here's the poor sheep who had to go last - just sitting and waiting and knowing what's coming. Or is he just eager to be released from all that heavy fur?


The Llama wasn't too excited about the whole thing. I don't think he liked being the center of attention.


Perhaps the best part of the festival is finding a crown fit for a princess...


5 comments:

monica said...

We have been to sheep shearings too. My kids loved it. We were lucky to see a fee lambs born while we were there. They really loved that.

Lisa L said...

Watching some shearing demonstrations is on my list for Rhinebeck this year! Nice work on the buttons - I just noticed!

Allison said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your 100th post! Too funny - you started after me and got there first! I'll be there soon. I love all the photos and especially the mexican yarn!

your secret pal said...

I am really begining to think that you and I may be twins. That picture of the Jacobs is great! Those are my favorite because I think they look like little cows. Congratulations on your 100th post! This deserves a gift! Be on the lookout!

Janice said...

Congrats on your 100th post! Yes, llamas do not tend to like crowds or shearings.. and the combination is especially a bummer for them!! (But they do like to get rid of all that wool before the heat of the summer!!)